Volunteer as a SNAP/EBT Coordinator for Annandale Farmers Market with Britepaths

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Would you like to learn about local food systems while helping community members who are struggling have access to fresh local food?

Volunteer with Britepaths as our EBT Coordinator!

Britepaths is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the EBT Coordinator at the Annandale Farmers Market which is operated by the Fairfax County Park Authority. This volunteer position in partnership with FRESHFARM will support the Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) program at the Market (located at Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA).

The EBT program allows individuals to utilize their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, at the Market to purchase eligible items, including fresh fruits and vegetables. The matching dollar program allows SNAP customers to stretch their food budget further to make fresh local produce more affordable.

If you are interested in this position, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.

Position requirements: 

  • Minimum 6 month commitment
  • Minimum of 5 hours per week
    • Thursdays: 7:15 am-12:30 pm.
  • Reliable transportation to and from the Market.
  • Friendly and outgoing.
  • Strong customer service skills and experience.
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring flexibility, responsiveness, and multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • An interest/passion in farmers markets, local economic development, and place-making.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

Market Season

  • May 6-November 4, 2021


  • Must learn and commit to adhering to the Fairfax County Farmers Market COVID-19 Guidelines at all times on the Market premises. Includes encouraging adherence to Guidelines by all who visit the EBT table, and keeping up to date with any changes in Guidelines during the season. V
  • Understand Annandale Farmers Market token exchange process, guidelines, and requirements for implementing the SNAP matching program and accurately communicate information about those programs to volunteers, market vendors, and diverse customers.
  • Operate the SNAP EBT terminal and dispense SNAP and match tokens according to established procedures.
  • Manage and be responsible for accuracy of paperwork, tracking, and before and after market accounting associated with the token system according to established procedures. Includes regularly reporting data through FM Tracks and sending quarterly financial reports to FRESHFARM.
  • Maintain adequate inventory levels for operating the token system, including paper scrip, POS paper rolls, promotional materials, charged batteries, etc.
  • Coordinate volunteer team and assist in setting up the information booth tent, table, and signs.  All items will be stored on-site at the designated location.
  • Provide general customer services, such as answering questions about the SNAP program and helping customers search for specific vendors or products.
  • EBT outreach, advertising, and promotion.

If you are interested in this position, please contact RSVP Volunteer Specialist, Shannon White, at swhite@volunteerfairfax.org.

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